Knowledge can be redeeming or atrocious; it all depends on how it is used. Knowledge requires a responsible mind to use it for the greater good. In the novel Frankenstein, knowledge was given to a mind that was not ready for it. Victor, the man with the knowledge, was not in a healthy state of mind to be able to use it responsibly. As a result of this, global destruction was unleashed and people’s lives were changed forever. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, she argues that knowledge leads to destruction when placed in the hands of a weak mind.
The human condition of loneliness triggered many of the events in this book. This creature that Victor Frankenstein forged from cadavers was immediately abandoned. Right after Victor created this innocent monster, he fled from him out of fear. This left the monster with nothing and no one. Victor created this creature with no consideration if the monster might have feelings or not.“Victor does not think about the feelings of the creature he produces. He is concerned only with the scientific tools which give him control and power.”
In the novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, ambition evolves into a form of obsession with revenge. But the result of vengeance is a curse to human life and its longevity. Both main characters in the novel, Victor and the monster become obsessed and let vengeance be their downfall.
In Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the creature 's acquisition of knowledge leads to his diversion from benevolence to pure hatred towards mankind. The works of Victor Frankenstein, the monster was created by old body parts and strange chemicals, animated by a spark making him come to life. The Creature enters life as an eight-foot giant only to have been created with the intellect of a newborn. Abandoned by his creator and confused, the Creature attempts to integrate himself into society only to be shunned away in disgust by humanity. The Creature then makes his way and lives next to a human family which is essentially the start for the creatures detestation towards humanity. The Creature 's mind still of a newborn begins to observe his human neighbors as through observations and interactions the family has demonstrates the positive and negative aspects of the Creature.
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, we see how revenge can lead to obsession. In Chapters 23 to the end, Victor is so obsessed with getting revenge on the monster for killing Elizabeth and everyone else. His obsession with revenge starts on his wedding night when the monster killed Elizabeth. He then states while talking to the magistrate: “That cannot be; but all that I can say will be little avail. My revenge is of no moment to you: yet, while I allow it to be a vice, I confess that is it the devouring and only passion of my soul. My rage is unspeakable, when I reflect that the murderer, whom I have turned loose upon society, still exists. You refuse my just demand: I have but one resource; and I devote myself, either in my life or death, to
The novel Frankenstein brings to light many problems and situations that shed light on the faults of mankind. Cruelty was a huge factor in the novel; throughout Frankenstein is cruel to his body and to his creation. When he first makes the creature he runs from it, leaving the creature to fend for himself; even when reuniting with the creature he continues displays cruelty. The creature, in turn exhibits Victor cruelty right back. Within Frankenstein cruelty can be attributed, often affecting both Victor and the creature; serving as a crucial motivator and revealing their anger, pain, frustration till eventually both die.
Victor Frankenstein is selfish. The novel portrays Victor as a selfish character who is only concerned about his own well-being. Frankenstein wanted to manipulate the power of life. He abandons his creation because of the creature’s appearance and also withholds information or lies about his creation. Due to Victor 's selfishness, readers feel sorry for his creation.
Many people say that in order to get justice they have to respond to what's been done to them. In frankenstein the creature that victor creates tends to search for justice. In this novel the way that the “monster” tends to be rejected by many and brought him to the point that he understands and gets justice by killing different persons throughout the whole book.
In Frankenstein, Victor wants revenge on the monster so greatly that it becomes an obsession. Victor states, “Again do I vow vengeance; again do I devote thee, miserable fiend, to torture and death” (Shelley 152). Victor Frankenstein wants revenge against the monster because the monster was the cause of the deaths of Victor’s family and friends (152). He is threatening death on the monster and swearing revenge on him. This is the beginning when he wants vengeance on the monster, which then immediately turns into an obsession. Victor then states, “Never will I give up my search, until he or I perish…” (152). He wants revenge on the monster so much that he will not stop searching for the monster, until either he or the monster dies. This shows the beginning of his obsession, which was originated from his revenge.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the creature acts as a foil for his creator, Victor Frankenstein, revealing how men who act as God face consequences that ultimately lead to their own emotional decline. With this, the creature’s repulsive appearance, harm to Victor’s brother and wife, and desire to be accepted by society accentuates Victor’s fear, misery after the creation of his creature, and societal acceptance.
When he succeeds he finds himself repulsed by the creature and runs away from it. Angry, the monster runs away as well. The creature finds himself hiding in the home of a small family. Here he learns to read, write, and love humans. When he is rejected by the family his demeanor grows violent and angry. He vows revenge on his creator, but also longs for company. After Frankenstein denies the monster his request for a bride in return for his disappearance, the creature decides to rid his selfish creator of his loved ones. He kills many people Frankenstein loves, but eventually runs away again. Frankenstein, ruined and depressed, spends the rest of his life chasing after his family’s
While Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, and The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan, are both works of art that distinctly follow the codes and conventions of an epistolary story, they contain several other similarities and differences within their elements of fiction that can be used for analysis purposes. In both the novel and film, there is a strong overarching theme of appearance vs. reality, which, when studied closely, can tie in to other elements of fiction in each text. Appearance vs. reality could, arguably, be the main reason for both Victor and Angier descending into obsession, as well as being a primary source for the character relations establishing in the way that they do.
In Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, the monster drives for power over Victor Frankenstein and people that harm him. Victor creates an ugly monster and after the creating life for victor and the monster goes downhill. The monster ends up killing a few of Victor's family members. It's a very depressing life for the monster because he tried so hard to meet people and get people to like him but they only see him as a dangerous and scary monster. Victor makes him ugly which results in loneliness, absence of family relationships and Hardships.
Have you ever been held responsible for the tragedies caused to others? For most the answer is no, however, for some, their actions have led to the misfortune of guiltless lives. In the novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, because of the absence of attention and teaching, the reanimated creation Frankenstein is unstable; Victor Frankenstein is who to blame. Two events that he should be accountable for are not training his creation to know right from wrong and abounding the monster which led to the murder of innocent people.
reation enslave him and spends from the moment he brings the creature to life to the day he dies running from the bondage he unintentionally creates.